Oven Baked Chicken Bites

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Oven Baked Chicken Bites are the perfect dinner to satisfy both adults and children. Crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside and healthier because they are baked.

Oven Baked Chicken Bites on a plate

This oven baked chicken bites recipe is perfect for busy families who also want to make healthy meals for their family.


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What We Love About This Homemade Chicken Nuggets Baked Recipe

The secret to this crispy chicken is that it has minimal ingredients but produces the best chicken nuggets, It is easy enough to make any day of the week.

  • 30 Minute Meal: Baked chicken bites take only thirty minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the refrigerator.
  • Family Friendly: Kids will eat these all day every day!
  • Adaptable: Different sauces or spices make a new dish every time.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Salads, sandwiches or whatever.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chicken: Boneless, skinless chicken breast is used in this recipe.
  • Seasoning: Use your favorite blend or try this All Purpose Blend.
  • Butter: melted, use unsalted so you can control the sodium.
Baked Chicken nuggets on a plate

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring bowls
  • Baking Sheet
  • Meat Thermometer

How to Make Oven Baked Chicken Bites

These are the basic steps for making homemade chicken nuggets baked. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: Make Coating

First, preheat the oven and then place the butter on a rimmed baking sheet. Heat in the oven until melted. Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite sized chunks. Season with 1 teaspoon of House Seasoning blend.

STEP 2: In Zip Top Bag

Next, place flour, remaining House Seasoning blend and paprika into a zip top bag and then place chicken chunks in the bag and toss.

STEP 3: BUTTER

Remove melted butter from the oven and place coated chicken on the baking sheet; be sure to leave space around each piece of chicken to allow browning. Finally, bake for 10 minutes. Flip chicken and bake for 10-12 minutes more, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Baked Chicken Bites on a plate

Prep and Storage Tips for Oven Baked Chicken Bites

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

The chicken can be made about three hours in advance and kept cold in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container or wrapped well in foil.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

According to the USDA this chicken can be kept in the freezer for up to four months if wrapped well or in an airtight container.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

The best way to reheat this chicken dish is to thaw in the refrigerator and then bake until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions for Oven Baked Chicken Bites

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Truly it is easy to make healthier, replace the butter with a coconut oil. Also, use a sodium free seasoning mix.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CHICKEN THIGHS?

Of course, boneless skinless chicken thighs can be used for this recipe, simply make sure that the chicken reaches the correct internal temperature.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, you can, however I recommend making more and freezing it or storing it for future meals.

crispy Baked Chicken nuggets  on a plate

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Different Spices: Different spice blends can be used to make wonderful flavors for this chicken, so use your favorites.
  • Cooking Tip: Thicker chicken breasts may take 30-45 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to test that it’s 165 degrees.
  • Fresh Herbs: Parsley, Tarragon or other herbs can make this chicken amazing.
  • Base: This chicken recipe can be used as a base for so many incredible recipes like chicken parmesan, sandwiches, salads etc.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Make this recipe in the air fryer.

What to Serve with Oven Baked Chicken Bites

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables

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Oven Baked Chicken Bites

5 from 14 votes
Oven Baked Chicken Bites are the perfect dinner to satisfy both adults and children. Crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside and healthier because they are baked.
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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring bowls
  • Baking Sheet
  • Meat Thermometer

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons House Seasoning blend divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place butter on a rimmed baking sheet and heat it in the oven until melted.
  • Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite sized chunks.
  • Season with 1 teaspoon of House Seasoning blend.
  • Place flour, remaining House Seasoning blend and paprika into a zip top bag.
  • Place chicken chunks in bag and toss to coat.
  • Remove melted butter from the oven and place coated chicken on the baking sheet; be sure to leave space around each piece of chicken to allow browning.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Flip chicken and bake for 10-12 minutes more, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Different Spices: Different spice blends can be used to make wonderful flavors for this chicken, so use your favorites.
  • Cooking Tip: Thicker chicken breasts may take 30-45 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to test that it’s 165 degrees.
  • Fresh Herbs: Parsley, Tarragon or other herbs can make this chicken amazing.
  • Base: This chicken recipe can be used as a base for so many incredible recipes like chicken parmesan, sandwiches, salads etc.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Make this recipe in the air fryer.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg

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